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AMT service
The University of Delaware's Assistive Medical Technologies Club is working to provide special devices from ride-on cars to walkers to children with mobility limitations.
New Summer Founders Program
The Horn Program's new Summer Founders Program will pay eight UD students to develop their venture ideas this summer.
UD chemical engineering seniors in a capstone course were challenged to develop a "vaccine" and a "diagnostic test" for Zika virus.
An exercise in Parkinson's
The University of Delaware's Chris Knight, an advocate of exercise for people with Parkinson's, has received a boost from the Shake It Off organization.
Board of Trustees
In her final presentation to the University of Delaware Board of Trustees, UD President Nancy M. Targett lauded the contributions of students, faculty and staff.
Leadership capstone course
UD organizational and community leadership seniors participated in a capstone course that provided them an opportunity to share leadership skills with Newark Charter School students.
'Inclusive Excellence'
The University of Delaware's action plan for diversity has been posted on the University's Diversity webpage.
Teach Children to Save Day
Hundreds of volunteers visited elementary school classrooms throughout Delaware for Teach Children to Save Day, hosted in part by UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.
Joining forces around elder abuse
The Elder Abuse and Exploitation Conference drew professionals, advocates and concerned individuals from across Delaware and the region with the goal of better understanding elder abuse.
'Potluck with the President'
Students in a food justice class enjoyed a "Potluck with the President" with UD Acting President Nancy Targett, sharing a meal and discussing how politics, economics and demographics can influence food equity.
Project management at the beach
The University of Delaware is offering a four-day professional development course on the essentials of project management, Project Management Boot Camp at the Beach, from July 12-15 at UD's Virden Center in Lewes.
Common Reader
Julie Otsuka's award-winning "When the Emperor was Divine" has been selected as the University of Delaware's 2016 First Year Common Reader.
CDS statewide survey
To address oral health disparities, the University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies is conducting a statewide dental care survey.
Remembering veterans
The University of Delaware hosted a special program in remembrance of the 270 state residents who died in World War I.
AACSB reaccreditation
UD's Lerner College has been reaccredited by AACSB International, marking 50 years of the highest-possible business school accreditation.
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UD professor co-authors first report on NASA's huge 'magnetospheric' mission Delaware, May 19, 2016

William Matthaeus and Michael Shay, both of the University of Delaware Department of Astronomy and Physics, are involved in a NASA project that gives a whole new meaning to "big data."

Sorry night owls, morning people are just healthier

Men's Journal, May 17, 2016

The article focuses on a study by Freda Patterson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, that says the timing of your nightly slumber may also influence your cardiovascular health, and night owls might want to think hard about changing their habits. “Someone who goes to bed later may have extended evening time that tends to be spent watching TV and eating unhealthy foods,” Patterson says.

The new superstar in town

Chicago Magazine, May 16, 2016

A profile of former UD basketball star Elena Delle Donne, now with the WNBA's Chicago Sky, says "she ranks, arguably, as the greatest female basketball player in the world."


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